Introduction

If the base station does not turn on, the battery may need to be replaced.

First start by peeling off the outer rubbery covering on the bottom of the device.
  • First start by peeling off the outer rubbery covering on the bottom of the device.

  • CAUTION: This part is very fragile, so it is recommended that a blow dryer is used on the covering to heat it up. Simply blow dry the covering while slowly peeling it away, and the covering will not tear.

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After removing the rubber covering, unscrew the five 4.9mm Phillips screws in the holes of the plastic casing.
  • After removing the rubber covering, unscrew the five 4.9mm Phillips screws in the holes of the plastic casing.

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After unscrewing all five screws, remove the plastic casing. The back should now look like the picture shown.
  • After unscrewing all five screws, remove the plastic casing. The back should now look like the picture shown.

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The inner metal casing is latched inside the outer white plastic shell, so insert a pry tool underneath the metal casing and pry it apart from the shell. It should make a click when it comes apart. It should make a click when it comes apart.
  • The inner metal casing is latched inside the outer white plastic shell, so insert a pry tool underneath the metal casing and pry it apart from the shell.

  • It should make a click when it comes apart.

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Remove the outer casing.
  • Remove the outer casing.

  • The exposed logic board should look like this.

Remove the 3 connectors from the logic board to the antennas before removing the logic board from the metal surround.

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Remove the metal casing by gently prying the logic board away with you hands.
  • Remove the metal casing by gently prying the logic board away with you hands.

  • This should be pretty easy, you already removed the screws holding these pieces together.

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Remove the battery by gently "shoving" it out with the plastic tool. Remove the battery by gently "shoving" it out with the plastic tool. Remove the battery by gently "shoving" it out with the plastic tool.
  • Remove the battery by gently "shoving" it out with the plastic tool.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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I do have Airport Extreme A1521 6th Gen and when I connect it to 110/220v it won't turn on and light indicator doesn't flash. How do you think it could be bettary or something else such as problem with power supply. Could you tell where I could order such power supple?

Appreciate.

Vadim - Reply

Hi! How to know i need to change battery? What the symptoms of dead battery? My Airport Extreme worked well 6 years, and now its have the problems, missing pings, can it be symptom of dead battery?

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Might want to name the battery number/size/volatage

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